Beautiful and bizarre things to buy: From Polaroid Snap Touch to Brunton Gentleman’s Compass
A travel special compendium of beautiful and bizarre objects of desire
Nest Out: Stingray Tree Tent by Tentsile
A tent-cum-hammock, it elevates campers and protects them from the elements with a mesh cover and rain fly.
Photo First: Polaroid Snap Touch
This is for those who still like the old-world romance of a good physical photograph. The Polaroid Snap has a 13-megapixel sensor, and a 3.5-inch touch display. Slot in the Zero Ink compatible photo paper and you will get instant prints—a set of 20 sheets comes bundled with the camera.
Even In Kyoto: Oba Kimono and Kumo Slouchy Pants
Grab this soft throw-on-and-go that’s perfect for travel with its wide sleeves and oversized pockets. The Slouchy Pants? They’re inspired by the Japanese art of mending.
Rs4,600 and Rs4,400; Nicobar.com.
Time Keeper: Movado Museum watch
Comes armed with a stainless-steel case and is water-resistant up to a depth of 30m. A physical vapour deposition coating means it’s resistant to corrosion. The signature dot at 12 represents the sun at high noon.
Travel Luxe: Airsilk by Hermes
Made of waterproof tech silk material and fitted with a hydro-resistant zipper, the Airsilk duffle bag sports the signature Hermes Cavalcadour pattern.
Price on request; available at Hermes, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, and at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.
Carry It All: Trakk Shell backpack
The rugged backpack has a hard-shell material, is weatherproof and packs in 20-watt audio speakers. There is also a built-in 5,200 mAh battery bank for charging gadgets while on the move.
Lead The Way: Brunton Gentleman’s Compass
For travellers, the vintage Brunton stands out for its craftsmanship and is based on the original D.W. Brunton design. It has a milled aluminium body with a swivel-style lid. Great for casual hikes.
$102 (around Rs6,650); Amazon.com.
Clean Charge: PhoneSoap 2.0
Charge your phone while also sanitizing it. The charger’s two UV-C lamps impair bacteria DNA and bugs that resist chemical cleaners. Rs6,700; Desiredesire.com.
Compiled by Vishal Mathur and Komal Sharma.